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An expert from Sotheby's introduces "Bauerngarten" by Austrian artist Gustav Klimt.

Klimt painting sells for $59 million at record-breaking London auction

By Reuters on March 03, 2017, at 11:54 a.m.
A painting of flowers by Gustav Klimt sold in London for $59 million, a record for a work by the Austrian artist and the third-highest price for any work sold at auction in Europe, Sotheby’s said Thursday.
Cast member Jane Fonda poses at the premiere of "Youth" at Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles, California, Nov. 17, 2015.

Jane Fonda speaks of rape, abuse and her ‘disease to please’

By Reuters on March 03, 2017, at 11:39 a.m.
Activist and actress Jane Fonda has spoken for the first time about being raped and sexually abused as a child, saying she was raised with “the disease to please” others.

Senate confirms Perry as energy secretary, Carson for HUD

By Reuters on March 03, 2017, at 6:11 a.m.
The Senate on Thursday voted to confirm President Donald Trump’s pick to head the Department of Energy, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who has promised to renew America’s nuclear weapons arsenal.

U.S. targets al-Qaida in Yemen air strikes

By Reuters on March 02, 2017, at 10:15 a.m.
The United States has carried out air strikes in Yemen targeting al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, according to two U.S. officials.

Senior al-Qaida leader killed by CIA drone strike

By Reuters on March 02, 2017, at 7:16 a.m.
A Hellfire missile fired by a CIA drone killed al-Qaida leader Abu al-Khayr al-Masri late on Sunday while he was riding in a car near the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib, a U.S. intelligence official said on Wednesday.
Anthony Lord (right) enters a courtroom for his first appearance before Justice Ann Murray on Sept. 14, 2015, at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor. Lord is accused of fatally shooting two men and injuring four others in a July rampage that lasted 18 hours.

Maine court told to reconsider police role in deadly 2015 rampage

By Reuters on March 01, 2017, at 6:42 p.m.
A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday ordered a Maine federal court to reconsider whether state police violated a woman’s rights when they notified her ex-boyfriend by voicemail that he had been accused of sexually assaulting her, sparking a violent rampage.

Former Soviet gymnast Korbut sells her Olympic medals

By Reuters on Feb. 28, 2017, at 5:59 a.m.
Olga Korbut, the gymnastics darling of the 1972 Munich Olympics who has apparently fallen on hard times, has sold off her Games medals and other trophies through a U.S. auction house.
Wilbur Ross is seen in the lobby of Trump Tower on Dec. 15, 2016 in New York.

Trump’s trade czar Ross easily wins Senate confirmation

By David Lawder, Reuters on Feb. 27, 2017, at 7:43 p.m.
The billionaire investor was easily confirmed with a 72-27 vote in the Senate Monday evening.
A vehicle is seen crashed along the Endymion parade route at Orleans and Carrollton during Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Feb. 25, 2017.

Man charged in crash at New Orleans Mardi Gras parade

By Reuters on Feb. 26, 2017, at 2:17 p.m.
Neilson Rizzuto was charged with two charges of vehicular negligence injuring in the first degree, hit and run driving, and the reckless operation of a motor vehicle.

White House does not rule out Sessions recusal on Russia probes

By Doina Chiacu, Reuters on Feb. 26, 2017, at 2:03 p.m.
The White House on Sunday did not rule out that Attorney General Jeff Sessions may recuse himself from Justice Department investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
Actor Bill Paxton arrives at the People's Choice Awards 2017 in Los Angeles, Jan. 18, 2017.

Bill Paxton, known for roles in ‘Aliens,’ ‘Titanic,’ dies after complications from surgery

By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times on Feb. 26, 2017, at 12:28 p.m.
American actor Bill Paxton, who rose to stardom with roles in Hollywood blockbusters such as “Aliens” and “Titanic,” has died at age 61.
A vehicle is seen crashed along the Endymion parade route at Orleans and Carrollton during Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Feb. 25, 2017.

Drunken driver injures 28 at New Orleans Mardi Gras parade

By Reuters on Feb. 26, 2017, at 6:56 a.m.
A pickup truck driven by a man who appeared to be “highly intoxicated” plowed into a crowd of spectators watching the main Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans on Saturday.

Poll: Most Americans want US to keep funding Medicaid expansion

By Reuters on Feb. 24, 2017, at 2:13 p.m.
A majority of Americans say it is important to keep federal funding for an expansion of the Medicaid program for the poor under the Affordable Care Act, even as Republicans work on repealing it.
White House spokesman Sean Spicer.

White House may boost federal enforcement against recreational marijuana

By Reuters on Feb. 23, 2017, at 8:04 p.m.
The Obama administration mostly looked the other way as states legalized recreational marijuana. But a White House spokesman said the Trump administration may distinguish between medical and recreational use of the drug.

Canada’s Trudeau, Trump discuss border cooperation, softwood lumber

By Reuters on Feb. 23, 2017, at 3:10 p.m.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Donald Trump on Thursday discussed cooperation along the countries’ shared border.
Denzel Washington as Troy Maxson and Viola Davis as Rose Maxson in a scene from the movie "Fences" from Paramount Pictures.

Study: Diversity in Hollywood a ‘plus factor for the bottom line’

By Reuters on Feb. 22, 2017, at 2:42 p.m.
Hollywood is failing to present more diverse casts in movies and television — even though doing so would maximize the bottom line.
Spencer Pensoneau (left) Ron Klump and Philip Weiss of Rosenbloom Monument Co. re-set stones at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in University City on Tuesday, where almost 200 gravestones were vandalized over the weekend in St. Louis.

Muslims raise $60,000 for vandalized Jewish cemetery in Missouri

By Reuters on Feb. 22, 2017, at 2:37 p.m.
About 170 headstones were toppled or damaged at the century-old Chesed Shel Emeth Society cemetery over the weekend.
DeMarcus Cousins during the All Star media availability at the Ritz Carlton.

Cousins in blockbuster trade from Kings to Pelicans

By Reuters on Feb. 21, 2017, at 6:20 a.m.
The Sacramento Kings made official on Monday that center DeMarcus Cousins is heading to the New Orleans Pelicans in a blockbuster trade involving five players and two draft picks.

Washington prepares to bring North Koreans to US for talks

By Reuters on Feb. 20, 2017, at 8:52 a.m.
The talks would be the clearest indication yet that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants to communicate with the new Trump administration.

Florida middle schooler could face charges after throwing wood at Trump motorcade

By Reuters on Feb. 19, 2017, at 1:28 p.m.
A Florida middle school student may face criminal charges after confessing to throwing a wooden block at a vehicle in President Donald Trump’s motorcade as it drove through West Palm Beach.